These guidelines are largely based on the issues raised during the European Association for the Study of Liver monothematic conference on Alcoholic Liver Disease in 2010. The guidelines have three main aims: (1) to provide physicians with clinical recommendations; (2) to emphasize the fact that alcohol can cause several liver diseases (steatosis, steatohepatitis, cirrhosis), all of which may coexist in the same patient; (3) to identify areas of interest for future research, including clinical trials.

The mission of this association is to advance and disseminate the science and practice of hepatology, and to promote liver health and quality patient care.

Although liver disease is stereotypically linked to alcohol or drugs, the truth is that there are over 100 known forms of liver disease caused by a variety of factors and affecting everyone from infants to older adults. This website provides information about liver disease, liver health and resources and links for health care professionals.

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases has approved the creation of two separate Special Interest Groups. While there are many areas ofoverlap between the two, both fields are in a phase of tremendous growth that could benefit from more individualized attention. Members are of AASLD areinvited to join SIGs by visiting http://www.aasld.org/membership/special-interest-groups